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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    edited December 2018
    This video that isolates John Entwistle's bass on Baba O'riley is so cool!  Yet another reason why The Who were such a great band!  Listen all the way through- it get better and better!  (Audio starts at 1:25)


    and this one even more impressive (starting at 1:14)



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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,369
    Awesome, Brian.

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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,707
    The Who are planning to release their first studio album in more than a decade this year and will also undertake a U.S. symphonic tour.
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-album-tour-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0iCX6NPjtxWbLe7scsI28-bOJyvJdJax1ggGM-tcLwMw0EdXShCzGQdsA
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    The Who are planning to release their first studio album in more than a decade this year and will also undertake a U.S. symphonic tour.
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-album-tour-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0iCX6NPjtxWbLe7scsI28-bOJyvJdJax1ggGM-tcLwMw0EdXShCzGQdsA
    Cool!  I'm not sure about the rock with symphony thing (I've never been a big fan of rock music with orchestration) but hopefully the album will have some good stuff.
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,707



  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,707
    brianlux said:
    The Who are planning to release their first studio album in more than a decade this year and will also undertake a U.S. symphonic tour.
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-album-tour-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0iCX6NPjtxWbLe7scsI28-bOJyvJdJax1ggGM-tcLwMw0EdXShCzGQdsA
    Cool!  I'm not sure about the rock with symphony thing (I've never been a big fan of rock music with orchestration) but hopefully the album will have some good stuff.
    I read between the lines.  Pete will not tour as greatest hits band again.  That's why the new music.  At least that's my take.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    brianlux said:
    The Who are planning to release their first studio album in more than a decade this year and will also undertake a U.S. symphonic tour.
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-album-tour-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0iCX6NPjtxWbLe7scsI28-bOJyvJdJax1ggGM-tcLwMw0EdXShCzGQdsA
    Cool!  I'm not sure about the rock with symphony thing (I've never been a big fan of rock music with orchestration) but hopefully the album will have some good stuff.
    I read between the lines.  Pete will not tour as greatest hits band again.  That's why the new music.  At least that's my take.
    Good for him!  No doubt many fans would disagree, but I thinks that's a smart move. 
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,707
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    The Who are planning to release their first studio album in more than a decade this year and will also undertake a U.S. symphonic tour.
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-album-tour-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0iCX6NPjtxWbLe7scsI28-bOJyvJdJax1ggGM-tcLwMw0EdXShCzGQdsA
    Cool!  I'm not sure about the rock with symphony thing (I've never been a big fan of rock music with orchestration) but hopefully the album will have some good stuff.
    I read between the lines.  Pete will not tour as greatest hits band again.  That's why the new music.  At least that's my take.
    Good for him!  No doubt many fans would disagree, but I thinks that's a smart move. 
    I agree.  Pete has earned that right.
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,227
    I'm excited that there's going to be another tour!  I'm also cracking up because I don't know how many times I've told people I've been to my last Who show because surely they won't be touring again.  :lol:   I retired recently and the invitation to my retirement reception (written by my co-workers) said that I would be spending my time gardening and following the Who around on tour.  Hmm, maybe they knew something I didn't?  :lol:

    I'll be glad to hear some new music although I know some fans won't.  On their Endless Wire tour, in 2006-2007, I LOVED so much of the new stuff, especially the mini opera Wire and Glass, Fragments, A Man in a Purple Dress, and Black Widow's Eyes.  But one of my friends told me that he would go for a beer when they played "the boring new shit."

    As for orchestral Who, I'm curious and looking forward to it.  Here's a little sample of Pete doing his composition Football Fugue, that he co-wrote with his former father-in-law, Ted Astley:







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  • RYMERYME Wisconsin Posts: 1,514
    brianlux said:
    This video that isolates John Entwistle's bass on Baba O'riley is so cool!  Yet another reason why The Who were such a great band!  Listen all the way through- it get better and better!  (Audio starts at 1:25)


    and this one even more impressive (starting at 1:14)



    What do you think he is drinking out of those cylinders mounted to his mic stand with a straw? B)  I wonder what his drink of choice was while performing?
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    RYME said:
    brianlux said:
    This video that isolates John Entwistle's bass on Baba O'riley is so cool!  Yet another reason why The Who were such a great band!  Listen all the way through- it get better and better!  (Audio starts at 1:25)


    and this one even more impressive (starting at 1:14)



    What do you think he is drinking out of those cylinders mounted to his mic stand with a straw? B)  I wonder what his drink of choice was while performing?
    Probably mineral water infused with vitamins, right?  lol

    Mr. E. did have a like for the stronger stuff!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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  • RYMERYME Wisconsin Posts: 1,514
    brianlux said:
    RYME said:
    brianlux said:
    This video that isolates John Entwistle's bass on Baba O'riley is so cool!  Yet another reason why The Who were such a great band!  Listen all the way through- it get better and better!  (Audio starts at 1:25)


    and this one even more impressive (starting at 1:14)



    What do you think he is drinking out of those cylinders mounted to his mic stand with a straw? B)  I wonder what his drink of choice was while performing?
    Probably mineral water infused with vitamins, right?  lol

    Mr. E. did have a like for the stronger stuff!
    I don't think vitamin water had been invented at that time.
    Maybe it was Tomato Juice with a little pepper sprinkled in? B) lol

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,702
    it will be super interesting to see how pete and roger pull together a new album and tour with an orchestra. it's got me thinking that the new album will have some orchestral qualities to it and that aint all bad(imo). i could see the live show/tour being in 2 parts/sets. 1st set with a mini orchestra and the 2nd set the rock part. taking a full orchestra out on tour aint cheap and they cant(?) play arenas with an orchestra and have people be quiet and not yell for teenage wasteland all night  ;)
  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 619
    I became a "WHO FREAK" at the age of 11 on December 17th 1982. I just woke up on my 48th birthday to the announcement that The Who will tour one more time!!!!! My show will be June 1st Saturday night Toronto. I'm not bothered by the symphony dealeo. This should be amazing!

      
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,667
    RYME said:
    brianlux said:
    This video that isolates John Entwistle's bass on Baba O'riley is so cool!  Yet another reason why The Who were such a great band!  Listen all the way through- it get better and better!  (Audio starts at 1:25)


    and this one even more impressive (starting at 1:14)



    What do you think he is drinking out of those cylinders mounted to his mic stand with a straw? B)  I wonder what his drink of choice was while performing?
    If memory serves from what I read decades ago, it was white wine and brandy.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    it will be super interesting to see how pete and roger pull together a new album and tour with an orchestra. it's got me thinking that the new album will have some orchestral qualities to it and that aint all bad(imo). i could see the live show/tour being in 2 parts/sets. 1st set with a mini orchestra and the 2nd set the rock part. taking a full orchestra out on tour aint cheap and they cant(?) play arenas with an orchestra and have people be quiet and not yell for teenage wasteland all night  ;)
    Being a loooong time Who fan I'll try to be open minded about the orchestration* aspect but I know that will be a stretch for me.  I've never been a fan of orchestrated rock.  Give me Beethoven or give me The Who!  lol.  Maybe Pete will surprise me this time.

    *The closest I've come to enjoying rock and classical combined was seeing the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble live.  The five musicians in that band were Julliard trained musicians who played great rock and roll.  Their show included pieces that started out with them playing chamber music on violins and cellos and such and then switching to electric guitars and playing rock.  Michael Kamen (who is no longer with us) was in that group and became a fairly well known composer and scored several excellent movie sound tracks).  This record by the band is well worth checking out:




    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 619
    brianlux said:

    Being a loooong time Who fan I'll try to be open minded about the orchestration* aspect but I know that will be a stretch for me.  I've never been a fan of orchestrated rock.  Give me Beethoven or give me The Who!  lol.  Maybe Pete will surprise me this time.

    *The closest I've come to enjoying rock and classical combined was seeing the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble live.  The five musicians in that band were Julliard trained musicians who played great rock and roll.  Their show included pieces that started out with them playing chamber music on violins and cellos and such and then switching to electric guitars and playing rock.  Michael Kamen (who is no longer with us) was in that group and became a fairly well known composer and scored several excellent movie sound tracks).  This record by the band is well worth checking out:




    Brian, If you don't already have it, try and get your hands on "Roger Daltrey Celebrates The Music Of Pete Townshend". It's actually very good, and will give you an idea of how The Who will sound with an orchestra. You might be able to see some footage on YouTube. 
     
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    brianlux said:

    Being a loooong time Who fan I'll try to be open minded about the orchestration* aspect but I know that will be a stretch for me.  I've never been a fan of orchestrated rock.  Give me Beethoven or give me The Who!  lol.  Maybe Pete will surprise me this time.

    *The closest I've come to enjoying rock and classical combined was seeing the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble live.  The five musicians in that band were Julliard trained musicians who played great rock and roll.  Their show included pieces that started out with them playing chamber music on violins and cellos and such and then switching to electric guitars and playing rock.  Michael Kamen (who is no longer with us) was in that group and became a fairly well known composer and scored several excellent movie sound tracks).  This record by the band is well worth checking out:




    Brian, If you don't already have it, try and get your hands on "Roger Daltrey Celebrates The Music Of Pete Townshend". It's actually very good, and will give you an idea of how The Who will sound with an orchestra. You might be able to see some footage on YouTube. 
     
    I'll check it out.  Thanks!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,702
    brianlux said:
    Being a loooong time Who fan I'll try to be open minded about the orchestration* aspect but I know that will be a stretch for me.  I've never been a fan of orchestrated rock.  Give me Beethoven or give me The Who!  lol.  Maybe Pete will surprise me this time.

    if they even play 1 QUAD song i will be soooo happy all over again  ;)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    brianlux said:
    Being a loooong time Who fan I'll try to be open minded about the orchestration* aspect but I know that will be a stretch for me.  I've never been a fan of orchestrated rock.  Give me Beethoven or give me The Who!  lol.  Maybe Pete will surprise me this time.

    if they even play 1 QUAD song i will be soooo happy all over again  ;)
    I would love to go just to see Pete windmill one more time... but maybe he doesn't do that anymore!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,702
    brianlux said:
    I would love to go just to see Pete windmill one more time... but maybe he doesn't do that anymore!
    he still does it. no worries there  :)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,595
    brianlux said:
    I would love to go just to see Pete windmill one more time... but maybe he doesn't do that anymore!
    he still does it. no worries there  :)
    Cool!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,707
    I will be going, they play Detroit on my birthday, so why not?
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,227
    I will be going, they play Detroit on my birthday, so why not?
    Cool, they are playing Dallas the day after my birthday!  From the little I've read, Roger is saying don't worry, they will still be playing Who-style.  They will feature some Tommy and Quad, along with other songs and the new stuff.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,497
    I might go see them in Grand Rapids, saw them in 2017 - was sure it'd be the last
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,105
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    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
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    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,707
    I will be going, they play Detroit on my birthday, so why not?
    Cool, they are playing Dallas the day after my birthday!  From the little I've read, Roger is saying don't worry, they will still be playing Who-style.  They will feature some Tommy and Quad, along with other songs and the new stuff.
    I am looking forward to it.  Are you going to the Dallas show?
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    Anyone have presale codes?
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,227
    I will be going, they play Detroit on my birthday, so why not?
    Cool, they are playing Dallas the day after my birthday!  From the little I've read, Roger is saying don't worry, they will still be playing Who-style.  They will feature some Tommy and Quad, along with other songs and the new stuff.
    I am looking forward to it.  Are you going to the Dallas show?
    For sure, and maybe 1 or 2 others, I don't know yet.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
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